Episode 121

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi


June 10th, 2024

20 mins 30 secs

Season 9

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About this Episode

Pinna and Elsanousi discuss how faith leaders and religious institutions can be assets in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts around the world. They highlight examples where religious figures like the Pope and local faith actors have facilitated dialogue, mediation, and reconciliation in conflict-ridden areas. The conversation emphasizes the importance of face-to-face interactions, understanding different faith traditions, and fostering inter-religious relationships at the grassroots level. Elsanousi advocates for utilizing theological resources, strengthening relationships between diverse faith communities, and bringing faith-based approaches to address social issues collaboratively.

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Executive Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, a global network that connects grassroots peacemakers with global stakeholders for enduring peace. Formerly, he directed Community Outreach and Interfaith Relations at the Islamic Society of North America andserved on the Department of State's working group on Religion and Foreign Policy. Dr. Elsanousi holds a bachelor’s in Shariah and Law from the International Islamic University, Pakistan, a Master of Laws from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Law and Society from Indiana University School of Law as well as a graduate diploma in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.

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